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March Work Party: Grovers Creek Preserve

March 30 , 10:00 am 12:30 pm

Join Great Peninsula Conservancy for our second installment of our “Coarse Woody Debris Countdown” work party series at Grovers Creek Preserve! During the work party, we will be building habitat piles and constructed logs to support small animals and promote forest regeneration by mimicking nurse log conditions during decomposition. Our goal is to build 25 of these habitat features in and around Grovers Creek Preserve by April.

Participate on March 30th to assist with one of GPC’s most ambitious restoration initiatives, discover the intricacies of habitat restoration in young forests, and make the most of your Saturday by collaborating with a delightful group while moving logs! This work is supported with funds from Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology’s Land Trust Bird Conservation Initiative, and NRCS’s Conservation Stewardship Program.

What: There are 25 course woody debris features left to build at Grovers Creek Preserve. At this event, we’re hoping to build at least four more features – 2 habitat piles and 2 constructed logs. Learn more about the function of habitat piles in our forests here.
When: Saturday, March 30th from 10:00am-12:30pm
Where: Grovers Creek Preserve in Indianola, WA – additional parking information and directions will be
sent in an email when your sign-up is confirmed.

  • Accessibility: We will walk approximately a mile (15-20 minutes) to access the work site via a
    relatively uneven and narrow trail and access to our work site requires stepping over large logs and downed debris. We will be working primarily with our hands and hand tools such as loppers and handsaws. The work will involve lifting logs, including squatting, bending, and lifting motions. GPC will provide tools, gloves, helmets, and eye protection.
  • What to bring: Please bring your own rain gear, close-toed boots, and other weather appropriate layers. A water bottle and snack are two great additions to any outdoor outing. (Bringing kiddos? Great! Keep in mind that we think this task is best suited for ages 10 and up. While our helmets do size down significantly, consider bringing your child’s bike helmet
    along for a more comfortable fit).
  • Questions? Contact Ashlyn McGarrah at ashlyn@greatpeninsula.org